The second amendment states a well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. Those who propose the banning of gun sales to private citizens may believe that due to the laxity of these laws, the high domesuc homicide rates may be associated with the fact that guns are easily accessible. Banning guns to private itizens Isnt the sole factor that contributed to such vicious Incidents such as the Virginia Tech and Columbine shootings.
Banning the gun laws will only affect people who follow the law. The people that break these laws do not follow them. Therefore, I cannot find this statement to be agreeable. As the saying goes, guns don’t kill people, people kill people. The problem Is a lot more complex than simply taking guns off the market for personal, private or recreational use. With every state having their own laws regarding who can carry a firearm, it Is ard to view this issue a Just a matter black or white. However, with the recent events over the last 10 years, this Is a topic that is up for major discussion.
An armed man is a citizen, an unarmed man is a subject. up until the verdict last night in the highly publicized Trayvon Martin case, I was prepared to be on the opposing end of the fence with this matter. A young adolescent, unarmed, with no Intentions of having to defend for his life, ended up with his life being taken by a single bullet to the heart. For the sake of this argument, I decided to compare the state of Maryland, In which I ive in, to the state of Florida in which that sole incident took place.
This is where I began to see a different picture being painted as far as government and gun control is concerned. The state of Maryland over the last 19 years has changed their laws which seems to me almost every chance they get. Then again, I live in a state where they have a zero tolerance for the majority of crimes whether they are presumed to be minor or major. As opposed to the state of Florida where their gun laws seems to define the word laxity.
Through my research, I found that the only type of documentation Florida requires is a permit to carry license in itself and be at least 21 years of age. Florida also allows its citizens to possess their firearm will riding or driving in a car without a permit. In my opinion this contradicts their law of being required to have a license. Incongruities as such are factors to look at when wanting to point fingers at cause and affect situations such as Columbine and the Newton Massacres. Imagine the other states that have such a lenient policy concerning gun control.
On the other hand, you have states Iike Maryland that require Its citizens to register and take classes in order to know how to properly use their gun of choice. Even then, getting a license to carry permit In the state of Maryland Isnt as easy as 1 good and considerable reason to obtain a permit to carry. It’s much more difficult to obtain then people think. Most of the permits are given to victims of rape and hate crimes. Under no circumstances does the age factor of the law change. In all cases, people wanting to obtain a gun license or permit to carry must be 21 or older.
Florida conversely, allows its members of the United States Armed Forces to override this policy if they are not yet 21 . In light of the school shootings, guns banning became a highly discussed topic. These shootings have become a world wide spread issue. The nation has been shattered by these events. This incidents being reoccurring events have caused the government to put more effort in regulating gun control. However, you have to look outside of Just possessing the weapon in these unfortunate events. How did the suspects get the gun isn’t the issue.
Even if the gun was registered to someone or even their parent, it doesn’t stop the fact that the person behind the gun is in control of the situation, not the gun itself. The people who caused these shootings clearly have a disregard for people, life and the law. It would be easy to prove any of the suspects clinically insane. Massacres as such are done with no motives. Most gun violence occurs due to previous discrepancies, robbery and fear. Not because you woke up a felt like killing someone. Situations as such are thought out, yet still can warrant no motive.
Regardless if there were an age limit or stipulation to purchasing a gun, guns are as easy to find in the streets. One sense and need to protect themselves is always going to make the gun market a very difficult industry to completely tackle or over ride. If guns kill people then pencils misspell words. The government can ban guns, knives, box cutters, swords, sticks or stones, that’s still won’t disarm evil or reduce crimes. Obama’s experts say that a gun ban will not work without mandatory gun buy back. Which in reality will never work.
If guns were regulated as cars, one would need title and a tag at each point of sale, gun training, written test, practical test, health requirements, liability insurance on each gun and renewals and inspections at intervals. Universal background checks will not work without requiring national gun registration. A background check for gun registration through the federal government is a legal abuse of privacy and freedom, which is unprecedented in our history. If guns were to be banned in the real world then you would have to ban guns from TVs, games and movies. Then that would violate the first amendment, freedom of speech.